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Different Shades of Cocoa

Shedding light on our efforts to fight deforestation in our cocoa supply chains
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From the road, we could see some dead forest trees emerging above the cocoa canopy. With their branchless and barkless trunks, the dead trees cut an ominous figure, contrasting with the lush green of the surrounding forest.

While the dead forest trees were not located on cocoa farms in the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, they were symptomatic of the complex issue we have grappled with for years: deforestation in cocoa supply chains.

Nestlé Steps up Global Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Joins Forces With the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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VEVEY, Switzerland, March 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At Nestlé, we care deeply for people and for the communities in which we operate, and we have an essential role to play during the COVID-19 crisis. Food and beverages help keep people healthy and enhance their quality of life. We care about our responsibility to provide good nutrition, especially for the most vulnerable in society – children, the elderly and those struggling with illness.

Reforestation: More Than Planting Trees

The ins and outs of our partnership with OneTreePlanted
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Climate change and biodiversity loss are on everyone’s minds these days – as they should be.

Experts agree that reforesting our planet is critical if we are to reverse biodiversity loss and head off the worst of climate change. Because trees provide habitat to a number of species, store water, absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen through photosynthesis, they are one of our best allies.

Nestlé Creates Market for Food-Grade Recycled Plastics, Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

Press Release

VEVEY, Switzerland, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.

Virtual Classroom Brings Real Benefits

Mobile technology brings the best out of pupils
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Between classes, her son used to wander around, causing her great distress – he should spend more time studying, she thought.

School Means Success

Little Ezechiel now has a brighter future
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"School means success," says Paul, a 54-year-old cocoa farmer from the town of D. in southern Côte d’Ivoire. "I want my children to be successful and so I send them to school."

Doing so has not always been easy for Paul. He has 11 children now. Bringing up such a large family would put a strain on any family’s resources. Yet putting his children through school remains a priority for him. This is because he is literate himself, and he values the opportunities that education can offer his children in the long term.

Literacy is Priceless

Adult education helps stop child labor in Côte d’Ivoire
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Béatrice tuts gently at her son Roméo, softly shaking her head to show him he’s made a mistake. He tries reading the word again and does better. She nods, pretending to be stern. But she can’t help letting a little smile escape when he turns back to his book. Reading together is still a novel experience and they both enjoy it, even though Roméo is already 12.

Bridge Schools

Helping kids in cocoa communities back into education
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Deep in Côte d’Ivoire's cocoa belt, the small village of T. lies quiet during the day. With all the men and women in the fields, the 300 or so mudbrick houses mostly stand empty.

Some of the children go to the local school. To reach it, they walk along the village’s heavily potholed, unsurfaced roads. The few cars that do pass through have to slow down to a crawl.

Tackling Child Labor

Nestlé’s system to tackle child labor works, now we’re scaling it
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I’ve headed up the Nestlé Cocoa Plan for almost 12 years, so I’ve seen firsthand how our Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System, (CLMRS), works and how it has benefited kids and families in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. As demonstrated in our 2019 report ‘Tackling Child Labor’, it is making a real difference to the lives of thousands of kids and families.

Our system was successful in tackling child labor in just over half of cases in the 2019 reporting period. Strong progress, but now we’re going further.

Nestlé Scales Up Action Against Child Labor and Expands Cocoa Sustainability Program

Press Release

December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé has today reported significant progress in its efforts to tackle the issue of child labor in the cocoa communities of West Africa. Its latest 'Tackling Child Labor' report (pdf, 4Mb) shows that it is possible to have a positive impact at scale.

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